Monday, October 29, 2012

Weecakie Green Monster Cake Pops

     Do you like Monsters?  Think of all the monsters you are familiar with.  First, there's the Boogey-man, a monster that we all know of, but have a hard time picturing.  Next, there's Frankenstein's Monster, his wife, the Mummy, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, giant ants and spiders and aliens.  Well, I could go on and on.  I don't like sacry monsters.  My imagination is bad enough without being invaded by the thought of real monsters.  So, to celebrate Halloween this year, I have designed some silly monsters.  My Weecakie Green Monsters make you smile.  When you bite into them, they are deep devil's-food cake truffle, dipped in green tinted Callibaut chocolate.  Green chocolate horns and white eyes with piped mouth and teeth make these monsters almost too good to eat!  They will melt in your mouth, and be yummy in your tummy!  Nothing scary about that!  They make me smile.  Good Monsters... 
Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Weecakie Neopolitans

     I have had a crazy, busy summer, filled with life-changing events, a crazy work schedule, and family: gatherings, homecomings, and farewells. It has been great, but very busy.  The weather here has been horrendously hot, so I had to quickly snap this picture of my newest Weecakie Neapolitans before they started to melt.  And speaking of melting, do you love neapolitan ice-cream?  Three flavors of icy goodness:  strawberry, almond/coconut, and chocolate come together to satisfy every taste level.  My Weecakie Neapolitans are layers of decadent chocolate, almond/coconut, and fresh strawberry cakes, dipped in milk chocolate, drizzled with dark chocolate and topped with a dollop of white chocolate with sprinkles.  

What a wonderful taste treat:  three cake flavors in one, covered in creamy Callibaut Chocolate.  Have a great 
Weecakie Day eating Weecakie Neapolitans!

P.S.  For those who prefer Spumoni flavors, I also have Weecakie Spumonis:  Pistachio, fresh strawberry and almond/coconut flavored cakes.  Oh my goodness:  Yummy, yummy, for your tummy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chocolate Draped Mini Strawberry Weecakie Cake Pops

     Are you looking for a real treat for your Father for Father's Day?  What Father wouldn't love a triple-chocolate treat?  These Chocolate Draped Mini Strawberry Weecakies are a chocolate lover's dream come true.  They are a luscious dark chocolate cake truffle dipped in milk chocolate, draped with semi-sweet chocolate and topped with a tiny chocolate  strawberry dipped in chocolate.  Yes, I said that the strawberry is chocolate.  It is wonderful.  All the different chocolates combine into a sweet creamy mouthful of decadent delight.  They are just the thing for your Dad on his special day.  Happy Father's Day to all!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Rose Petal Jelly

      The roses in my garden are in full bloom, and I was reminded that I would like to share this simple, special recipe for Rose Petal Jelly.   Have you ever considered using roses, grown in your very own garden (or the garden of a trusted friend), to make a sweet, light, and delicate jelly?  Many years ago I was perusing an old recipe book that belonged to my Mother, and I found this recipe.  It was titled "Rose Petal or Violet Jelly."  At the time I had millions of wild violets in my yard, so I picked them all and carefully followed the recipe.  The result was fantastic:  an understated, delicate, light purple jelly that tasted and smelled of fresh violet.  Yummmmmmm.  When summer came, I picked my roses and followed the same recipe, using rose petals instead.  The recipe yielded a sweet rosy light jelly.  Ah... the sweet smell and taste of success!  Remembering this, I thought you would like to try it for yourself.  The recipe is fool-proof.  It works every time if you follow it exactly.

Rose Petal or Violet Jelly
You will need:
     1 quart of packed, fresh rose petals
     2 cups of boiling water
     1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
     2 TBSP of powdered pectin
     2 cups sugar
     6 (4 ounce) clean and sterilized jars (or your choice of size)
     Start with fresh picked roses.  Make sure that they are insecticide-free, and insect-free.  You need at least 1 quart of packed petals.

     Remove petals from their blossom base.  Use only the petals of the roses:  no stems, no leaves, no centers.  Place cleaned petals  in a large heat-proof bowl and pour 2 cups of boiling water over them.   Press the flowers down into the water.  Let the rose petals steep in the boiling water for at least 30 minutes. 
     Strain and squeeze the water from the petals.  (Your hands will smell heavenly) Place the rose water in a 2 quart saucepan, along with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and  2 TBSP pectin powder.  Stir until dissolved.  Place the pan over medium-high heat, and stir well, bring it to a roiling boil.  Add the 2 cups sugar, stirring constantly, and bring to a boil again.  Cook and stir for 3 minutes, all the time keeping a roiling boil.  Pour into clean sterilized jars, (I got mine locally, here:, but you could get yours from the internet: seal and let stand, undisturbed, for at least 6 hours so that jelly will set.

Isn't it beautiful?  And it tastes heavenly-a sweet, fresh bouquet of roses in every jar.  What a great way to preserve summer.  

Have fun!  I sure did :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Birthday Cake Weecakie Cake Pops

     Happy Birthday to You!  A dear friend called me a few weeks ago from Katy, Texas.  She told me Weecakies were the only thing her hubby craved for his birthday.
Ah, shucks.  How could I deny her true love of his only request?  The only problem is that I live 1181 miles from there.  Hmmmmmmm.  Well, making the Weecakies was no problem.  These are double deep chocolate (But they could be any flavor of your choice), dipped in milk chocolate, topped with a birthday candle, sprinkles and a white chocolate border.  That was actually the easy part.  The hard part was packing them up in a mailing box along with cold gel packs and then finding an overnight delivery rate that didn't cost a zillion dollars.  (Well, I exaggerated the zillion dollars part).  Thanks to USPS I was able to ship to Katy for less than $40.00.  I just sent them off today, and hopefully they will get there tomorrow afternoon.  I am on pins and needles waiting for the good news.....Are they OK?  :)    Did they melt? :(   Were they cracked and gross? :(     or are they perfect? :)  Only time will tell....I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, Happy Weecakie Birthday!

 P.S.  I enclosed these mini strawberry chocolate-draped Weecakies for the Birthday Boy.  Hope he has a double Happy B-Day!

P.P.S.  Have you ever not done something because you feared dismal failure?  I confess....I put off trying to ship Weecakies because I worried that they would melt and be a disaster, and then I would be embarrassed.  But here's my advice to me (and to anyone else who might need advice):  JUST DO IT.  Whatever it is that is scaring you, just grit your teeth and do it.  The Weecakies arrived in Katy, Texas with nary a problem.  They were whole and perfect and yummy and...well, I could go on for a long time.  What I have learned is that we can be our own worst enemy, or our own best friend and cheerleader.  I choose the latter.  The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.  So be fearless.  :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Drapes and Rhinestones

     Isn't this a beautiful cake?  We had a great time figuring out how to make the drapes even, deep and pretty.  The cake was a challenge, but we did it :)  at Carrie's Cakes in Sandy, Utah.  Hooray!!!!  Hope the Bride and Groom loved it as much as we did!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Princess and the Pea Weecakies


     Do you know the story of the Princess and the Pea?  It is an Anderson fairy tale-as in Hans Christian.  I love fairy tales.  Anyway, the story tells of a Prince who was looking for a true Princess to marry. He looked high and low, and left and right and, well, you can read the complete story for yourself at:  The true Princess was actually kept awake all night by a silly little pea under a stack of fluffy mattresses and feather beds!  So, a couple of weeks ago a sweet young mother contacted me needing Princess and the Pea-head Weecakies for her daughter's first birthday celebration and this is what I came up with.  Aren't they cute?  I actually had a couple of sleepless nights myself thinking of ways to make a pea-head cute.  These Weecakies are deep chocolate cake truffles dipped in green Callebaut chocolate, topped with a green chocolate hat, chocolate tendril and a white flower.  Happy piped faces and rosy cheeks round out the design.  What a fun theme for a child's birthday party.  Happy Happy birthday little Princess!


Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Bees Weecakie CakePops


 Its Spring and the bees are humming in their hives.  They are humming because there are fresh blossoms to be found everywhere.  My fruit trees have exploded into full bloom.  Spring is truly a new beginning...and getting back to the bees, well, they are happy to be humming and buzzing.  I was remembering that when a bee finds a good source of nectar, they return to the hive and do a dance to tell their companions where to find the new cache of food.  How happy is that?  My Happy Weecakie Bees are made with an almond flavored cake truffle (although they could be any flavor of your choice) 
 dipped in yellow chocolate.  Then I add white chocolate molded wings, pipe on the eyes and antenna draw the stripes with an edible marking pen and give them a kiss of blush.  We could all learn something from bees.  As Mary Poppins sings:
     "The honeybees that fetch the nectar
     From the flower to the comb
     Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
     Because they take a little nip
     From every flower that they sip
     And hence..They find...Their task is 
not a grind"
We too can go about our various jobs with joy, humming with happiness and and dancing when we find success.  Have a Happy Spring!  :)


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Daffydil Weecakies

Don't you love daffodils?  They are yellow and bright and cheery!  They are just the thing to bring everyone out of the winter doldrums.  We are experiencing a bit of spring in March this year, so I thought I would make happy Daffydil Weecakies.  Yes, I know that the spelling is incorrect, but my daffydils are just that---DAFFY!  These flowers would technically be classified as fantasy flowers because they are not correct in their configuration.  But I like them.  They make me happy, and face it, doesn't the name make you smile?  Each Daffydil Weecakie is made with a tangy lemon cake truffle, dipped in white chocolate and topped with a chocolate daffydil flower.  They are as wonderful to look at as they are to eat.  So celebrate SPRING with Daffydil Weecakies.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Green Weecakies

March came in like a lion, and right now, is acting like a lamb.  Ah, Spring :)    Well, it feels like Spring today.  There are little green leaves pushing their way out of the ground in my gardens, searching for the sunlight.  I am very excited to welcome warmer weather.  March also brings us St. Patrick's Day, or "Greenie Day" as my mother would call it.  She always made a big deal out of the day-we would oft times have green pudding, or green cake or green milk to celebrate St. Pat's Day.  Oh, and I forgot to mention that we all had to wear green in some way or another or suffer getting pinched. This year I decided to make Weecakies with a green swirl to mark the occasion.  These St. Patrick's Day Green Weecakies are yummy almond flavored  light green cake truffles (or any flavor truffle of your choice) dipped in light green chocolate and then decorated with hand-piped darker green chocolate swirls.  They make me smile because I know that green represents life and growth and warmth and light.  Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!  

Monday, March 5, 2012

Frilly Sugar Ruffles

     Isn't this a gorgeous cake?  A couple of weeks ago we made this cake at Carrie's Cakes (  for a wonderful bride and groom.  It was fun to do, but very time consuming because every sugar frill was hand-rolled to tissue-paper thinness, then gathered onto the cake tiers in garlands.  
     The wedding photographer ( did a wonderful job in capturing the romance of the evening.  We couldn't have asked for a better setting to showcase our creation.  Thank you to Melissa Kelsey Photography for making us look so good, and congratulations to the happy bride and groom.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Sweet Pink Valentine Weecakies

As a child I was always encouraged to be creative and make my own valentines; I would stay awake at night planning in my head my overly-detailed valentines.  They would have layers of lace and doilies, hand painted pictures, and cut-out hearts.  I practiced writing "I love you"  over and over and over again in unique curly-q writing so that they would be perfect for each recipient.  Yes, I was obsessed with the project.  Well, as I have grown older, you can see that I can still be obsessive.  My idea of the perfect Valentine is one that is made with love and I love making Weecakies.  These Sweet Pink Valentine Weecakies are made with your choice of cake truffle inside, dipped in pink chocolate, topped with white sprinkles or a second dip of white chocolate.  Each one has a small hand-rolled rose on top.  If you combine Sweet Pink Valentine Weecakies with Decadent Chocolate Valentine Weecakies and Bride Weecakies, you will have a tasty bouquet of sweetness for your True Love.  

Have an enchanting Valentines Day and celebrate your love with 
Sweet Pink Valentine Weecakies